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Dear Prospective Student:

Holmes Bible College began in 1898 as the Altamont Missionary and Bible Institute on Paris Mountain, Greenville, South Carolina. The school was founded by Rev. and Mrs. N.J. Holmes, Presbyterian ministers and community leaders. The college was a product of the post-civil war holiness revival and later the Pentecostal revival.


Holmes is the oldest known Pentecostal college. It has a rich history of producing significant church leaders, both clergy and lay. Missionaries trained at the college have gone around the world. It has been said that the sun never sets on a Holmes graduate.


In the fall of 2017, the college began her 120th term. The college resides on a new campus with a classroom/office building, missionary house, two dormitories, a student cafeteria/fellowship center, and the Holmes Memorial Church. The campus is always bustling with students, staff, visitors, and church members. It is located at the foot of Paris Mountain near Furman University at 4901 Old Buncombe Road.


God is at work at Holmes Bible College. The primary campus is debt free. The school is a somewhat “faith” school with very low tuition and room and board.


The mission of Holmes Bible College is “to equip men and women for Christian life, ministry, and service to help fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.” No student is turned away who can exemplify a call of God and conversion experience. The college is multicultural, multigenerational, and multiethnic. Some over ten nations are presently represented on campus.


Holmes could be a place for you.

President D. Chris Thompson